2018-04-13 / Business

Five Points Foundation awards $49,000 generated from the 36th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points

Contributed by Five Points Foundation

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, the Five Points Foundation awarded $49,000 to over 30 charities and non-profit organizations in the Midlands from revenue generated from the 36th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points.

The St. Pat’s Committee is proud to share that this year’s festival saw great success, welcoming approximately 41,000 patrons into Columbia’s oldest entertainment district to celebrate all things Irish. The continued success of St. Pat’s in Five Points has allowed for nearly $1 million to benefit local charities over the celebration’s 36 year history.

2018 Recipients:
• Alpha Chapter 14631 Beta
Sigma Phi
• Ancient Order of Hibernians • AUSA
• Boy Scout Troop 330
• Carolina Wrecking Balls
• City Year Columbia
• Columbia Opportunity
Resource
• Columbia Rugby
• Columbia Starlings Volleyball • Curing Kids Cancer
• Double Dutch Forces
• Dreher Band Booster Club
• First Nazareth Baptist

Church
• First Nazareth Culinary
Institute
• Gospel Music Workshop
of America Midlands Chapter
• Happy Wheels
• HIV Aids Council
• Homeless Helping Homeless • Homeless No More
• Hoopology
• Impact Carolina
• Junior Women’s Club
• Military Vehicle Collectors
of South Carolina
• Moving Youth Forward
• Palmetto Starlings Volleyball • Quad Squad
• Seed Project
• Sexual Trauma Services of
the Midlands
• Sierra Club
• South Carolina Equality
• Sustainable Midlands
• Venture Crew 312
• Westminster Youth Group

36th Annual St. Pat’s
Numbers At-A-Glance:
• Approximately 41,000
patrons inside the gates
• Approximately 2,200 racers for the Get to the Green 15K /
10K / 5K / 1-Mile Family Fun Run
• 66 entries in the St. Pat’s
Parade
• Over 40 local food, craft,
and civic vendors
• Recyclables Collected:

1.24 tons
• Just over 530 volunteers

St. Pat’s in Five Points is one of Columbia’s signature events. The festival creates a $6 million economic impact on the City of Columbia each year. The Five Points Association is able to function productively and actively through the year due to the net proceeds of the event. Funds are used for beautification projects, security cameras, marketing and promotions, and organizing and hosting free events for the community.

St. Pat’s in Five Points wouldn’t be possible without generous support from: KW Beverage, Beverage South, Future Scholar, Checker Yellow Cabs, Wells Fargo, Green’s Beverages, Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, TD Bank, Island Coastal Lager, Carvana, McCulloch & Schillaci, Gregory Electric, Stadium Suites, The Southern @ 1051, Orange Theory, Free Times, Office Depot, The Inn at USC, Aloft Hotel, Towneplace Suites, The Mobile Attic, The Inn at USC, Aloft Hotel, Athlete’s Arena, Pepsi, the Five Points Association, Experience Columbia SC and the City of Columbia.

For more information about the 36th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points, please visit www.StPatsColumbia.com.

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